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Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.Fire and Police Service (1947)

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Vocational film showing the work of emergency service personnel.

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
Sponsor: Vocation Guidance Films, Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Occupations: Public safety

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Reviewer: Christine Hennig - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - July 6, 2006
Subject: How to Be a Cop or a Fireman in the 30s
This vocational guidance film from the 30s goes over careers in firefighting and police work. The first half goes over how firefighters are trained, while the second half talks about the different kinds of police work available, such as walking a beat, traffic control, criminal investigation, and crime prevention (this last being touted as something that requires √Ępolicewomen as well as men√Ę). This is all pretty straightforward, but it does give you an interesting snapshot of how police officers and firefighters were trained back in the 30s.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 12, 2003
Subject: Poopoo on fire..
In this choose your job film, the occupations of fireman AND policeman are covered. It's interesting that the Police force get the majority of the time spent on this film, where the fireman are only briefly discussed. Nevertheless, fascinating coverage shots of what looks to be obsolete fire equipment (that catching blanket!) and some amazing fire footage is shown. If you wanna be a policeman, why, there's all sorts of places you can go, civic, criminal, detective, FBI, the choices are numerous (and glamourous) again, some interesting footage shown. While not overwhelmingly excellent, I enjoyed this film.


Firefighters must learn to use many tools, be experts in first aid, and must know the theory of firefighting. Their work and training is presented and explained. The many kinds of police work are also presented.

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